UAE to host GCC summit in 2019

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, represented the Emirates in the summit. (File/AFP)
Updated 10 December 2018
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UAE to host GCC summit in 2019

  • The announcement was made in Riyadh, where the 39th GCC summit was hosted on Sunday
  • King Salman welcomed leaders and heads of delegations from the six GCC countries, including the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar

DUBAI: The 40th session of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit will be held in the UAE, state-run WAM reported.

The announcement was made in Riyadh, where the 39th GCC summit was hosted on Sunday.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, represented the UAE in the summit, which was chaired by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

King Salman welcomed leaders and heads of delegations from the six GCC countries, including the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar.

In the summit, the GCC leaders discussed several regional developments including efforts to strengthen strategic, economic, cultural, political and security cooperation between the GCC member states and the international community.


Two explosions hit Yemeni capital Sanaa

Updated 41 min 48 sec ago
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Two explosions hit Yemeni capital Sanaa

  • The operation targeted missiles and weapons cache
  • There were no immediate reports of casualties

CAIRO: Two explosions hit south of Yemen’s Houthi-held capital, Sanaa, early on Wednesday, with one of them being an operation that targeted missiles and weapons cache, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.